April 28, 2010

Reuters Confirms: AZ Law Targeting Illegal Aliens Is Likely to be Very Effective

Granted, that was probably not the intent of this article lamenting the personal concerns of several illegal aliens, but that is nonetheless exactly what they reveal. They interviewed three of these criminals (you do remember that all illegal immigrants are criminal by definition, don't you?). One said he would stay, but try to keep a low profile. Another said he would return home to Mexico. The third said he would leave for another state.

While grossly too small to represent anything approaching a useful sample size, this anecdotal evidence strong suggests that many criminal aliens will leave Arizona as a result of their new law.

If the law survives the legal challenges that are sure to come, it may have the effect of relieving some pressure on overburdened social services, will free up positions for lower-skilled citizens that need work, and presumably lower crime rates as well.

If those hypothetical results turn out to be verifiable facts, how quickly do you think other states will adopt similar measures?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at April 28, 2010 10:57 AM

I almost laughed myself silly when I heard one of the vacuous talking heads on CNN say that the law would “criminalize illegal aliens.” Aren’t they already, by definition, criminals?

Tarheel Repub Out!

Posted by: Tarheel Repub at April 28, 2010 11:20 AM

This is an excellent example of States asserting their pre-eminence in local matters over the Federal government. I hope other state legislatures and state attorneys are paying close attention. Expect to see more of this in other areas where the Federal government has exceeded (or failed) its authority.

Posted by: garrettc at April 28, 2010 11:52 AM

"The third said he would leave for another state."
This is, I believe, the real reason of the San Francisco and Los Angeles boycotts. They have nothing to do with principles. They are about fear of all those illegal immigrants moving to California.

Posted by: JustMe at April 28, 2010 12:20 PM

Ya'll come on over to California. The liberals here would love to have you!!!!!

Posted by: TimothyJ at April 29, 2010 01:15 PM